After 13 years of marriage, it has been confirmed that ANOTHER one of our all time favourite celebrity couple's have decided to part ways. That's right, Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale have released a statement revealing that they are breaking up, and it looks like there's really no hope of them changing their minds, as both parties have already filed for divorce. Yep, this is just so sad.
Confirming the news to TMZ last night, the pair said: 'While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.'
Never have the words 'don't tell me cause it hurts' meant so much.
The Don't Speak songstress and the lead vocalist of Bush have always kept their home-life private (well, as private as a Hollywood couple can), so it comes as no surprise that the well-being of their young family is paramount.
The last time the former couple were seen together in public was on July the 4th, when the entire brood were spotted at Gwen's parents house to celebrate the American holiday. While both Gavin and Gwen were seen wearing their respective wedding rings at the time, due to the fact that they've already filled out all the paper work to proceed with their divorce, it's pretty likely that the two were already separated at this point. Which, for some reason, makes the situation all the sadder.
Of course, they're not the only starry couple trying to keep their separation as seamless as possible for the sake of their children—Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have made the tough decision to continue living together even though they are split up in an attempt to make it easier on their kids. And that's something we think should be applauded.
This news comes after a string of couples have decided to part ways this summer. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn called time on their engagement a couple of months back and, just last week, it was reported that supermodel Kate Moss and her husband Jamie Hince were calling it quits too. However, that news is still TBC.
Seriously, is there something in the water in Hollywood?! STOP DOING THIS TO US, GUYS.
As ever, our thoughts go out to Gwen, Gavin, their kids and their families during this difficult time—we hope it works out for them all in the end.